It’s okay, it’s really simple…
It’s all just been a horrible, horrible mistake…
I’d been trying to back out of doing things (gigs, MC-ing, etc.) for Folk Weekend Oxford… really so I could actually go and see it! I always just walk around worrying about whether I can remember all the words, and haven’t really relaxed and enjoyed it as a festival yet.
Anyway, I was very surprised and immensely flattered to be asked to take over the Artistic Director role from Jenny of Seahorse Promotions (who has moved out of the county). And a bit worried, frankly, as chatting with Jenny and the organiser Cat made me realise how much is going on that I just hadn’t been aware of. I feel I have a steep learning curve ahead of me.
But that said, here are some of the initial things I’m hoping to introduce:
- Monster truck racing
- Holograms (somehow)
- Lots of very angry left wing politics
- Morris pole-dancing and assorted erotica
- The Lords Prayer and/or Russell Crowe’s speech from Gladiator
- Lots of very ill-informed right wing politics
- More workshops for kazoo
- James May from Top Gear
So basically, don’t worry – it’s in safe hands now.